This week Rachel and Dean went on a romantic one-on-one date on a blimp, and afterwards, Dean felt like the time was right to open up about losing his mom to breast cancer.
It really seemed the two were forging a strong connection... so strong in fact, that they even shared a kiss.
But does someone else also have a connection with young Dean? Someone like... Kristina Schulman, former Bachelor contestant? Potential spoilers for The Bachelorette ahead.
Look, we don't know anything for sure, but there have been rumors that Kristina and Dean might be dating now. (Don't forget, all the events you're watching on The Bachelorette actually took place months and months ago.)
Rumors aren't confirmation, but they are often are onto something. So let's review the facts.
Fact one: Kristina was live-tweeting The Bachelorette on Monday night. When Rachel was talking about how young Dean is (he's 25, Rachel is 31), Kristina shot off the following tweet:
OK, so Kristina was pretty much definitely tweeting about Dean. Interesting!
Fact two: Earlier in the night, Kristina favorited a tweet from the official Bachelorette account, which featured a gif of Dean looking particularly cute.
Fact three: When she was on The Bachelor, Kristina also shared her own heartbreaking backstory about growing up in an orphanage.
So now a lot of people are 'shipping these two contestants who have been through a lot and bared their souls on national television.
Obviously, nothing has been confirmed and won't be until we know what happens at the end of this Bachelorette season. But this evidence should be enough to keep our eyes on Kristina.
And if Dean and Kristina are dating then, the next question is, how does Rachel feel about that? We'll have to wait and see how things unfold on her season of The Bachelorette.